Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home Grown Sunshine

How can a once calm life get suddenly so crazy and chaotic? 

Each morning, before I open my eyes, I hear Faye shouting from her room.  I usually hope she will decide to go back to sleep.  As I put the pillow over my head to block out the sound and nestle in closer to Jeffrey, I always hear a door creek open.  Little feet running down the hall, another door creek, then close.

The shouting stops.


Then it is followed by laughter.  Little baby giggles and big brother chuckles.

Sometimes Faye will begin shouting for me to change her diaper and Keith will yell "Stop it, Faye!"

She stops.  But only for a moment.

Then they giggle again.

It is the best way to start my morning.  By the time I get into her room, I find nearly all her toys dumped into her bed by a loving brother.  Often they are nestled together playing with a toy. 
Equally as often they are fighting over the same toy.  But Keith is good, and has learned diversion.  He has learned to give her a different toy, and then he can get the one he wants.

Even when the day is cloudy, I still have a little sunshine every morning.

And then they get down to business.

In the past two days they have broken four dishes.  All glass.  One had cookie dough in it.  I later found Faye trying to eat the shards from out of the garbage.  What that girl wont do for a little sugar!  Today she broke a bowl full of gummy bears.
The immediately sat down and began eating them.  I am hoping she was lucky and didn't get any glass shards in the ones she ate!

Sometimes we just have to get away and go visit Grandma and her box of Legos. 
Hours of enjoyment for both kids.  Keith, because he is getting quite skilled at building things.  Faye, because she has a little nest to play in.

Lucky me, I have a sweet way to kick the winter gloom.  I have sun shine in my home, anytime I want it.  I just have to give a hug. 


mub said...

You need to go get the 6/$1 bowls and plates from IKEA until the captain destructo phase passes ;)

Sami said...

This was a great post! I love listening to my kids get along! Perhaps, because it is so rare of an occurance...

Emmy said...

So glad she didn't get hurt. The morning bed thing is just so cute! I have pretended to be asleep at times and Lucas and Alex will go off and play together and I love it!

Veronica said...

Siblings! So cute. That would make me smile every morning too!

Oh no on the bowls, Faye does love sugar!

Legos are fun. My kiddos love playing with them too.

Susan Anderson said...

Yep, you need plastics!


Terra said...

First your kids are SO SO SO adorable!!! I love that Keith goes to Faye in the morning. How amazing is that?

Dishes, yeah. Somewhere around when my first was 4 I invested in cheap, light, plastic dishes to use 90% of the time...she could help with the dishwasher and putting things away this way and nothing got broke anymore (nice sentence eh)

I am not back to my "other" dishes and I am the only one who breaks them now!

Sugar....that girl cracks me - I think we were cut from the same mold - I once dug through the trash to pick out the Halloween candy my folks had deemed "too unhealthy" or whatever and then I stashed it in my room!!!

Em said...

brennan climbs into max's crib on a regular basis. they love each other. so sweet.

Lourie said...

You're kids are so cute! They certainly would make a day bright.

Francisca and Chris said...

Giggle! Look at my blog... we have the same Christmas PJ's for our kids. Caught you shopping at Walmart ;)

They are such sunshine. Being sick has had me appreciate my critters more than ever!